Sam Flynn is 27 years old and the son of Kevin Flynn, the designer of TRON who disappeared 20 years ago. When his dad’s trusted friend Alan Bradley gets a message from Kevin on a line that’s supposed to be cut off for years, Sam heads off to the old arcade hall his dad used to work. There he finds a secret room with a computer that’s turned on. While he tries to figure out what it’s doing, he suddenly gets zapped into the world of TRON and gets imprisoned by Clu, a program resembling his dad that was made to create perfection but went berserk and took over control.
With the help of the fierce warrior Quorra, Sam manages to get reunited with his dad who’s been stuck in the world of TRON all this time but it quickly becomes clear Sam’s dad didn’t send out any message and that it was in fact Clu who did so he could open a gate to the real world and continue his work in creating perfection…
Sound and Vision:
Wow! That’s the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of the image quality of TRON: Legacy. The images switch between 2.35:1 and 1.78:1 where the latter represent the IMAX scenes but everything just looks amazing. The amount of detail is staggering, the computerized world truly comes to life and also the real world footage is squeeky clean from any problems. The special effects are simply stunning and if you’re looking for a demo disc, this is it.
The same goes for the sound. The 7.1 track is perfect with excellent placing of effects, clear dialogue, good use of the subwoofer and surround channels, … there really isn’t any negative comment one can give to this release on a technical leve.
- First Look at Tron: Uprising
- Visualizing Tron
- Installing the Cast
- The Next Day: Flynn Lives Revealed
- A complex world
- Music Video
TRON was released back in 1982 and was groundbreaking with its visual style that actually give a representation of how life in videogames back in the day must have been like. We’re now 2011 and we get to see its successor on Blu-ray make a similar move.
Technically this is truly one (if not thé) of the best releases we’ve seen thus far. The image even in 2D jumps out of your screen and is overwhelming during the first half of the movie with the IMAX scenes being overly impressive while the music score just blows you away. Sit back, watch and be stunned!
Unfortunately, the second half of the movie doesn’t manage to keep up the high level of quality in the story and the movie sadly enough starts to wither away after a while so that by the end you would almost forget how stunned you were at the start. Not that TRON: Legacy is bad, far from it. It’s just that it’s so overwhelming in the beginning that towards the end nothing really impresses anymore and you start to see that the underlying story is actually pretty flimsy.
When it comes to demo material, TRON: Legacy is without a doubt a release you can’t leave on store shelves. It’s amazing to see how great a movie can look and sound at home. The story also starts off pretty cool but unfortunately tends to wear down towards the end and doesn’t really leave you behind with a feeling of satisfaction. TRON: Legacy doesn’t fulfill its expectations completely which is a shame. Still, definitely one to check out, if only for the presentation.